Very nice review here of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic. Have a read!
With a twist of the left-mounted key (Porsche doesn’t believe in pushbutton starts, as it takes away from the viscera of the start-up process), the 3.8-liter flat-six spun over and settled to a very smooth growl. To make the car quicker, Porsche could have bolted its dual-clutch PDK transmission to the engine, but we’re thankful the company chose driver involvement over speed and made its nearly flawless six-speed manual gearbox standard equipment.
Pulling onto the circuit with a slew of other aggressively-driven Porsche Club cars, I took a few moments to build a gap as we rounded Dunlop Curve and the Chicane. With both windows down, the exhaust sounded fantastic as I deliberately kept the engine spinning around 4,000 rpm. There remains plenty of torque down low, and stabs of the throttle were met with firm pushes in my lower back as the twin exhaust pipes bellowed from behind.